Hike #51

Bear Swamp State Forest Cayuga County

Bear Swamp State Forest is a 3,539 acre state forest located in the Town of Sempronius, Cayuga County

DEC map of the state forest is located here:

Bear Swamp State Forest Trail Map 2021 (ny.gov)

while general information on the State Forest is located here:

Bear Swamp State Forest – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

The State Forest features wetlands, streams and 14.3 miles of multi-use trails broken down into three color coded trails

The 6.4 miles of yellow blazed trails on the eastern and Southern part of the Forest. This section of trail has a parking area on the southern end of Bear Swamp Rd 2.5 miles north of Iowa Rd. Parking area located here:

Iowa Road parking lot – Google Maps

The 3.6 miles of red blazed trails in the western part of the Forest. This section of trail has a parking area located off of 41A and Hartnett Rd, behind the Colonial Lodge.

Parking area located here:

Bear Swamp State Forest Park – Google Maps

The 6.4 miles of blue blazed trail in the eastern and southeastern side of the Forest. This section of trail has a parking area located on the northerly side of Bear Swamp Rd near Curtin Rd. This pin is only approximate; the parking area is a short distance from the trailhead on Bear Swamp Rd.

Curtin Rd & Bear Swamp Rd – Google Maps